The finalists include 10 Spanish and 4 Portuguese startups that propose innovations related to wind and solar energy, gas and fuel emissions and water and CO² consumption
The second edition of Cleantech Camp has selected the 15 finalist projects that will move forward in the acceleration programme in a bid to become one of the three winners who will receive €20,000, €10,000 and €5,000, respectively, in addition to other cash prizes valued at over €15,000.
The 14 selected projects, 10 by Spanish entrepreneurs and 4 from Portugal, have been culled from the 50 proposals submitted. The finalists tackle innovations in terms of both solutions and economic savings related to wind and solar energy, water (with projects on irrigation and desalination systems), advances in the capture and use of CO², optimization of gas emissions and fuel for transportation, mechanical energy performance enhancement and sensors for the domestic measurement of oxygen consumption.
In this next stage, the teams behind the different proposals will attend training sessions and workshops that focus on business management and industry-specific knowledge to help each startup develop their business plan and market test the business concept. Networking and synergies will also be developed with industry professionals at two networking events.
The participants will have a space in Barcelona Activa and the Lisbon City Hall as well as access to Gas Natural Fenosa’s InnovaHub for the workshops. The programme works with top professionals who provide entrepreneurial support; adventurer-entrepreneur Albert Bosch will also be on hand to deliver a motivational session.
The finalist startups
The 15 finalist startups for the CleanTech Camp acceleration programme are:
Leveraging neural networks to predict unused energy and store it using optimal technology.
Low-cost, lightweight and reliable off-shore wind energy platform that reduces the weight of current designs and eliminates unnecessary systems.
System for sustainable water desalination.
Intelligent power meter.
Greenhouse with intelligent and self-sustainable solar energy.
6.-Trigger Systems-Rigger S.A.
Web platform to intelligently and remotely control irrigation systems.
Innovative solution to provide enhanced flexibility for adjusting to demand at the low voltage distribution level.
Reducing consumption costs of harmful gas emissions while driving.
Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona)
Development of piezoelectric microgenerators able to harness ambient mechanical energy and convert it into electricity.
10.-Defcon 8. Enterpride S.L.
Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona)
Use and installation of a technology to reduce water consumption through environmental awareness.
Scalable, cheap, reliable and robust CO2 separation membrane technology.
Software that makes it possible to study the viability of solar photovoltaic plants at scale for faster, automated, precise and reliable design and engineering compared to traditional engineering.
13.-The South Oracle S.L. (TSO)
Photovoltaic solar generator for cities.
Sant Adrià del Besós (Barcelona)
Custom design and manufacture of low-cost oxygen sensors (10 times lower than the current price), able to adapt to any location and application.